Reviewing the Wisconsin Badgers search for a head coach

A whirlwind of rumors and speculation have hit Madison since former Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bret Bielema left for the Arkansas job.

With all the uncertainty behind Barry Alvarez’s search for the next coach, almost all of the assistants have decided to leave the program.

Here’s a recap of what has went down so far: [Read more…]

Notre Dame Football Makes Some Coaching Changes

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Notre Dame football made some changes in the coaching staff following the Champs Sports Bowl loss to Florida State. Defensive coordinator Bob Diaco has been named assistant head coach, Chuck Martin offensive coordinator, Kerry Cooks promoted to co-defensive coordinator and Scott Booker becomes a full-time assistant.

Irish head coach Brian Kelly announced these decisions today.

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Notre Dame’s Biggest Strength: Possibly Defensive Front 7

In last season’s wins over Utah, Army and USC, the Notre Dame defense allowed an average of just 233.3 yards per game. In the first nine games of the season, the Fighting Irish allowed 393.1 yards per game. After surrendering 20+ points in six of the first nine contests in 2010, the Irish rebounded from their 4-5 start to go 4-0 down the stretch (including the Sun Bowl win over Miami). In that undefeated stretch, they averaged less than 10 ppg against.

The growth and development of the defense is one reason many college football pundits are very high on the Irish this season; and it starts with their fearsome front seven.

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